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morning, everybody, welcome to the "full court press" right here on current tv and on your local progressive talk radio station this wednesday morning. halloween, trick or treat. halloween has not been canceled or postponed, aren't you happy you will have all of those kids at your door this evening, begging for candy, unless you are taking your kids out on your own to let them beg for candy. glad to see you today, thank you for joining the show and encourage you to take full participation in the show give us a call at 866-55-press, go on twitter and join us @bpshow, facebook, at facebook@billpressshow, or go in the chat room at just click on the chat room and be connected with all of your fellow full court pressers from across the country. and carey, good friend of the program, hi, kerry good to see you. >> good to be here bill. >> bill: you have your alaska suit on -- >> i do sarah palin would be envious. >> she road her bike over today. it is cold outside. >> it is. thank you. >> bill: in honor of chris christie i wear my fleece today. you dress
nation's capitol and booming out to you on current tv and on your local progressive talk radio station. hope you had a good weekend got a chance to rest up watch some baseball, watch some football, and are ready to tackle the news of the day. of course, it is a holiday for some americans. don't ask me. well, if you work for state, local, or federal government. i guess state and local still. we know the federal government has the day off. schools are open today at least in montgomery county. so if you have got the holiday, enjoy it. if not, like the rest of us welcome to the workday. we would be grad to take your calls. a 866-55-press 866-557-7377. having now said that we are all working today, that's not true because dan henning has decided to celebrate the day. >> yeah, he is not italian. >> but peter ogburn here. and siprion is out today too. monty is filling in for him as our video engineer. >> and you're back most importantly, you are back. >> thank you. and a great big thank you to john fugelsang and to jamal simmons for take over the driver's seat- week. good to
. remember you can find us on your local progressive talk radio station anywhere in this great land anywhere. you can find us on sirius xm this hour only. don't blame us blame them. and on current tv. so whether you are listening on the radio or watching television. we're glad to see you this morning. thank you for joining us. remember all kinds of way to join the conversation. go on twitter, at bp show and -- or on facebook, and if you want to really get into it go to and join the chat room. so we make it easy for you to president. interacttive indeed. on a monday morning. the whole gang is here. peter ogburn dan henning, and siprion bolling, our videographer extrordanaire. >> we are trained processionals. so we can do this. >> bill: right. i don't know about this. so you took my advise. >> i took your advice. go see the movie "argo." i saw it this weekend. holy cow. that is a fantastic movie. >> bill: yeah very, very well done. it's a gripping story. i didn't know anything about these six people who holed up in the canadian emb
the period of stewardship, the state's share of education spending went down and local spending on schools went up. for instance, my school was cut by 20% during that period, which meant that i had to make some pretty dramatic cuts, proposed dramatic cuts in my school system. we laid off teachers, paraprofessionals, public works employees and others that are critical. he presided over those cuts, because certainly the state budget was out of balance. it was a tough time and as a former chief elected official, i understand how difficult that can be. i don't think he's totally frank about the fact that his -- during his time as governor, it was very difficult for local school systems. >> and it's a question of priorities when you make tough cuts. if you pick education primarily kindergarten through 12 education, right? he also cut higher ed. >> is that right? massachusetts is one of the states that massachusetts is on the lower end nationally. >> bill: he bragged about as governor that he knows how to create jobs, not just at bain capital, but massachusetts. >> caller: our unemployment rate
happen to be, thank you for joining us, whether you're watching or listening on your local progressive talk radio station or watching on current tv, listening to sirius x.m., this is the place to start your day. i appreciate the fact that you do so. we are here with the entire team this morning. peter ogborn and dan henning hello, guys. >> good morning, good morning. phil phil backert has the phones this morning and cyprian bowlding keeping us on camera. >> by the way, that next debate will be in boca raton florida. >> bill: boca raton. >> it is getting colder here, they're going south. >> bill: monarch butterflies that's where he made the comments about the 47%. behind closed doors. some big mansion in boca raton. >> i don't think the debate will be in that house again. >> bill: what was said in that house may very welcome up in the next -- although the next one is all about foreign policy. >> if obama gets creative, maybe he can work it in somehow. >> bill: yeah, he'll work it. he had a good day yesterday. pre
for the last three days before the election. the local court said no and the supreme court upheld that and allowed open voting. in many states they're going to have millions of people disenfranchised. that's what we ought to be talking about not the gallup pole. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ] (vo) the only network with real-time reaction straight from the campaigns and from viewers like you. >> now that's politially direct. >>start the night with a special live edition of "talking liberally with stephanie miller" at 7 eastern. only on current tv. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: chatting with you live at press. >> bill: 33 minutes after the hour on this friday, october 19. the full court press, we are on a mission to destroy the credibility of the gallup poll, and to make sure that all americans know exactly what's going on in this election. join us on that mission at 1-866-55-press. good to have you with us. peter ogburn's been following the tweets on this. we'll catch up to date with peter, as well and get your call back to your
and booming out to you on your local progressive talk radio station on sirius x.m. this hour only and on current tv, of course. good to have you with us, watching. good to have you with us, listening. good to have you with us, period. thank you for being part of the "full court press." i'm bill press liberal and proud of it. up late last night as all of you were watching the debate i'm sure. and good to be back with you this post-debate day, taking a little time out from maybe an undeserved vacation but i do want to say thank you to john fuglesang, thank you to jamal simmons yesterday for sitting in, filling in. enabling me to spend a little time with the family. had to be back for the big day today. thank you also to our team here, peter ogborn and dan henning and cyprian bowlding who never get a day off. good to see you guys again. >> we did our best without you. nice to have you back. >> bill: thank you. don't forget you can join the conversation any time by giving us a call at 1-866-55-press. that is our
plan to transfer power to local security forces by the end of 2014. syria, romney wants to give aid to neighboring states. number 3 is iran where both romney and the president say the country should not have access to nuclear weapons. plus yesterday romney promised to restore aircraft carrier groups to the region but we already have one in the gulf. and romney attacked the president for not signing a single agreement in the last four years, but he is wrong. mr. obama has signed agreements with south korea, and panama. we'll be right back. growing up i had a single mother of four and people in the community were so helpful when they didn't even have much themselves. seeing people and their hardships made me want to make a difference in people's lives to give them hope. receiving a masters degree would open the doors for me to get into a management position where i would be able to do more for people. ♪ >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation, on your radio, and on current tv this is the "bill press show." >> bill: here we go 28 days and counting. time is running o
local progressive talk radio station, on sirius xm or watching on current tv. you can go to our chat room at, and click on the ink to the chat room and join the conversation. you get to debate the issues that we're discussing here on the air. it is again, wednesday october 10th. we're talk about the latest survey by the pew center showing that while 20% of americans say they are not part of any organized religion, that still means 80% still are. higher numbers than anywhere in the world, but are we a better people because of that? and how do we show it? here is a little helpful advice if you are running short at the end of the month and looking how to make that up, something you ought to check out, doing business in over 80 countries today, so they know what they are doing, and making an offer you can take advantage of, no matter your age, experience, or education, this is something you can do. you can literally earn money from your own kitchen table. if your dream is to earn extra money from home part-time or full-time, incomea
on monday and yesterday after his debate prep in florida, he dropped in with a local ice cream shop and chatted with local reporters. >> bill: what did he tell you? >> paul ryan said joe biden has to defend the president's policy. and he said joe biden is one of the best debaters. of course we know that is playing the expectation game. this is paul ryan's first opportunity to debate on a national stage. he said i don't know how much of an effect it is going to have but you guys will be debating it until the end of the earth. >> bill: yes. paul ryan is a very effective public speaker, and very smart, so they are playing the expectations game a little bit on that side as well. do you think -- have you gotten the sense that ryan feels -- everybody has been talking about the pressure on joe biden to make up for the president's not so stellar performance last week. is there also, do you sense pressure on paul ryan to maintain the pace, right? to keep up with romney's performance? >> i think that there is certainly an extreme amount of pressure on paul ryan to do e
and local and federal office. dave zirin our own sports guy will be along to talk about them giants. but first -- >> this is the "full court press." >> on this thursday, other headlines making news, we'll start with the giants. world series game one last night. san francisco beat the detroit tigers 8-3. thanks to pablo sandoval hitting three home runs. he becomes the only fourth player in history to ever pound three homers in a world series game along with reggie jackson babe ruth and albert pujols. >> he's in good company. that's decent company. >> bill: they have put him right in the -- they should put him right in the hall of fame. >> detroit pitcher justin verlander gave up five runs in four innings of work. game two in san francisco. baumgartner takes the mound for the giants. >> bill: i saw when the pitching coach came out to talk to verlander. they've never seen that before because verlander is so good. they figure we might as well take a nap now because we know this guy won't have any trouble. >> he's ha
on cable television. good to have you with us, not just on progressive television on your local progressive talk radio station. we'll get right to the storm the latest on hurricane sandy, and the impact it is having on the campaign, and bring you up to date on the rest of -- there is still a campaign going on by the way, and the latest on mitt romney and this outrageously unfactual, big-lie ad he released over the weekend on the auto industry. i know you want to get into all of this, and we'll give you every opportunity to do so give us a call at 866-55-press. follow us on twitter and join us on twitter, your comments on twitter @bpshow. same with facebook facebook@billpressshow. and join us on the current tv chat room team press is here early in the morning. peter ogburn dan henning, siprion bolling, and phil backard on the phones. president obama was in florida last night. big event scheduled in orlando this morning with president clen -- clinton, and then they announced that the president would be coming back to washington this mor
just wouldn't get done if they had to be done strictly by the state or the local governments. so you know, mitt romney is simply wrong about that. >> bill: that's a great example. i didn't realize -- we have a place over across the river in den which can island, delaware but last -- i never knew who paid for it but it was a big beach, sand replenishment project there. not so long ago. >> exactly. >> bill: just north of ocean city. an important role for the federal government. congressman, i don't know whether you've seen the new york time the but i thought their lead ettorial summed it up. the headline is a big storm requires big government. that says it all doesn't it? >> well, it's true. i think that for the most part, you know, i understand that romney made that statement. he's clearly wrong. but i think that most democrats and republicans that i know in new jersey would certainly be in favor of you know, the federal role in beach replenishment. that may show just how out of touch romney is. he and many of t
it's down to about 14. 21% of all african-americans who work work for a state and local government. so when you are cutting jobs you are cutting jobs of african-americans. >> that's a great point. first of all whatever recovery is taking place, it is uneven. >> jamal: right. >> and when you start to see some of these state and local sectors picking up it means that better times are being spread around a little bit more. that's extremely important for the economy. let's shift to politics. you are a voter at home and the romney people are saying well you have got to change, because things -- you can't trust this guy for things to be better and the clear economic trend is that unemployment is getting better. why would you change at this particularing point? you see things are getting better. this has to be a big positive for the president. >> jamal: i can remember being a democrat in 2004, and i can remember the numbers looking better that year and you feel torn. >> sure. >> jamal: you are thinking it is getting away from us. >> yeah when things don't go bad, you hav
local progressive station from our nation's capitol and our studio on capitol hill just down the street from the united states capitol building in the shadow of the capitol dome. i know you want to get right into the debate. we'll do that and take your calls at 1-866-55-press. for me, back from a quick overnight trip to san diego did a little debate with mike murphy in front of the american banker's association. thanks to john fugelsang for coming to fill in yesterday and good to be back with you and with the whole team here, peter hello. >> hey hey! >> dan running the board this morning with phil. >> good morning. >> handling the phones and cyprian on the cameras and here we are. how about it. boy, san diego's a beautiful town. >> that's what i've heard. >> never been there? >> i've never been to santiago. >> san diego. that's a different place. it's just a great town. it's beautiful and the weather is perfect. i've lived almost everywhere in california but canned craig, love going there but i could never live there because i would just drop out. i'd get me a little sailboat and that w
studio on capitol hill in washington, d.c. booming out to you on your local progressive talk radio station and on current tv. whether you're watching or listening, appreciate having you with us this morning. you can expand your partnership in the show by giving us a call at 1-866-55-press. several ways. give us a call at 1-866-55-press. go online to give us a tweet. twitter at bpshow. you can follow us and comment on facebook. or go to the chat room. go to and join the chat room, you'll join your "full court presser" friends all across the land debating the issues that we are talking about here on the air mainly last night's debate to help us through that this morning. innoreen is with the "national journal." she's been out on the road covering the campaign and we're getting close to d day naureen. >> two more weeks. >> bill: two weeks from today. you pointed out that -- we hadn't thought about this -- last night, if you add up the primaries, right, this was the 24th. >> it w
called the "full court press" on current tv on your local progressive talk radio station and on sirius xm this hour only. you can join us by phone at 866-55-press, 866-55-press, or join us on twitter @bp show. facebook "bill press show." and you can go to current tv and just click on the chat room and you are on and you can sound off. we have got the entire team assembles to join you today, to join me and you. peter ogburn and dan henning, hello, guys. >> happy wednesday. >> good morning. >> bill: middle of the week. we have a big lineup today. six guests. >> how about that? you can just show yourself out. >> bill: really. and siprion bolling as always handling the cameras here for current tv, our videographer. so i sort of have been feeling this way for a long time. and david letterman said it last night. he was talking about the fact in the next two weeks -- and it's 13 days to go that mitt romney and barack obama are focusing on those people who at this point, after two years of candidates running for president for 2012 people who are still undecided. d
press" is what we call it. on your local progressive radio station, on sirius and on current tv. we'll bring you a lot of debate audio. bring you people who were there to talk about the debate and of course give you a chance to sound off about it at 866-55-press, 866-557-7377. we were not at the debate but peter ogburn was at the nat's game last night. >> i was. >> dan henning joining me. >> i was watching it on tv. >> bill: i watched the entire game last night, i want you to know. carol and i did. i can't tell you the last time i watched an entire baseball -- ball game. >> good for you. >> i called bill last night, 5:00, and he is like make this quick i'm watching the game. >> bill: yeah, i think it's the first sports event that i watched, you know, the whole thing -- >> front to back. >> bill: probably since i was in high school. >> you don't even watch the super bowl front to back. >> bill: no, are you kidding. and let's say hello to monty calcelor. siprion bolling winding up his special assignment. we'll be back next week. and we'll hear all about it i'm sure.
. this is the "full court press" coming to you live on your local progressive radio station and on current tv. we invite you to join the program, join the conversation any way you can or care to. give us a call at 866-55-press. follow us on twitter @bpshow. peter ogburn will be following your comes on twitter and facebook or you can join our chat room and talk about the issues with all of the other full court pressers across the land go to a good friend of mine former boss of mine at cnn, frank sesno. hi, frank. >> hi, bill it's good to see you. >> it is good to see you. always great to hear you now it is fun to see you. >> wait. wait. wait. you used to be his boss. >> he has no boss. >> i want to hear some juicy stories -- >> bill: frank and i had an oath of silence. >> i can't do that. or i wouldn't be able to safely walk the streets -- >> bill: frank was a good boss because he let me do whatever i wanted. i was there with pat buchanan, and john sununu and it was a pretty wild crowd. >> those were the days, man. >> bill: absolutely. thanks to granger e
in time, you know who you're voting for. >> have you ever paid attention to a local debate for mayor or county executive and didn't quite know. >> oh, yeah! i watch everything. i love politics. i'm happy i found your show, one day, because i get up in 4:00 in the morning all the time. i love your show. >> well, it's the bill press show i just went private radio for the day. next we've got michael from portland oregon. >> high, jamal. i want to know i think the debates very much matter. the thing that i'm a little concerned about is that people are talking so much about the personality aspect, you know, who's going to get the jab who's going to look good. i wouldn't want to hear and maybe the american people want to hear what is the policy we're going to be addressing, because there are a lot of details that a debate can bring out that are not going to be addressed. i'm looking for what mitt romney is going to do. >> you're looking for details on his economic plan. >> absolutely. i don't care if the guys look good or have good body language. i want to hear what an administrator who is
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